Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970- #33: “If I Were A Carpenter”- Johnny Cash and June Carter. January 24, 1970.
- Single: “If I Were A Carpenter”- Johnny Cash and June Carter
- Record Company- Columbia
- Genre: Country
- Written by Tim Hardin
- Time: 2:57
- B-side: “”Cause I Love You”
- Album- Hello, I’m Johnny Cash
- Grade: A-
- Peaked: #36 spent 8 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100
The duet between Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter went to #2 on the country singles chart and won them a Grammy for Best Country Duo Vocal. Johnny had 5 Hot 100 singles in 1970 with 2 of them making the Top 40. “Sunday Morning Coming Down” would win the CMA Song Of The Year Award that year.
“If I Were A Carpenter” written by folk singer Tim Hardin was a hit for Bobby Darin #8 1966, Four Tops #20 in 1968, Bob Seger #76 in 1972 and Leon Russell #73 in 1974. Robert Plant also recorded it in 1993. Hardin’s version of his song came out in 1967 on his second album. Tim Hardin died of a heroin overdose at 39 in December 1980.